Apprenticeship: One concept, many facets

Apprenticeship: One concept, many facets

This special edition is based on papers delivered at a conference of the International Network on Innovative Apprenticeship (INAP), a network of researchers and practitioners interested in apprenticeship and related issues. The theme of the conference was Architectures for apprenticeship: Achieving economic and social goals. The papers in this volume are selected from the best of the 34 full papers and keynote speeches presented.

Since that first special edition in 2009, the Global Financial Crisis has prompted many countries to consider apprenticeship as a means of preventing and ameliorating youth unemployment, and yet apprenticeship has distinct economic and pedagogical goals as well as social goals. Participants in the conference had a particular interest in policy, with the largest single number of papers appearing in the policy stream. For the special issue, however, we selected papers which represented a wide range of aspects of apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship as a mode of learning and model of education,Apprenticeship: One concept, many facets,Apprenticeships should work for women too!,Learning as an apprentice in Sweden: a comparative study on affordances for vocational learning in school and work life apprentice education,Military apprenticeships in the US: an implementation evaluation,Skilled trades to university student: Luck or courage?,Stakeholders in the German and Swiss vocational educational and training system – their role in innovating apprenticeships against the background of academisation

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